Pulkkinen will have hearing for hit on Kostka

Pulkkinen will have hearing for hit on Kostka
September 18, 2013, 9:45 am
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Detroit Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen will have a hearing Thursday for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka, the NHL announced Wednesday morning.

Pulkkinen was assessed a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct for the hit on Kostka, which came early in the first period of the Blackhawks’ 2-0 victory over the Wings on Tuesday night. Kostka did not return to the game.

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville called the hit “very dangerous.”

Pulkkinen was given the chance for an in-person hearing. An in-person hearing means the suspension can exceed five games.